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LA Chargers: Comparing the 2020 Chargers and 2020 Colts

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Al-Quadin Muhammad #97 of the Indianapolis Colts pressures Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers on a pass play during the second half of a game at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Al-Quadin Muhammad #97 of the Indianapolis Colts pressures Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers on a pass play during the second half of a game at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Philip Rivers ended his career with the LA Chargers and starts anew with the Indianapolis Colts.

Philip Rivers has started every single game at quarterback (even on a torn ACL) for the LA Chargers since he was given the starting job in 2006. That will be different in 2020, as Rivers and the Bolts have moved on, with Rivers signing a one-year, $25 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

This is a new era for Philip Rivers and it is safe to say that most Charger fans are happy and excited for Rivers. I would even go as far as to say that some Charger fans will be subtly rooting for the Colts, as long as it does not affect the Chargers’ playoff race in any way.

Did Rivers really leave the Chargers for greener pastures, though? To determine that, we wanted to compare the 2020 Chargers with the 2020 Colts. It should be noted, if the team would have re-signed Rivers to the same contract, they likely would not have been able to add all the free agents that they did.

Just for argument’s sake, let’s assume that the Chargers would have freed up any extra cap if needed to at least bring in Bulaga to help protect Rivers and that the Trai Turner trade still would have transpired.

Without further ado, let’s get into the breakdown, starting with the running backs.

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